Another blue sky day perfect way to celebrate my birthday. After brekky, cards and pressie opening we did a car drop and then headed in Vinnie up to the mine and headed up to Col de Crusous 2267m which is a steep 2 hours hike up. The ridge over to above Rouze is something we have wanted to do for a long time. Once up FAB views and a great hike all the way across to Soubirou 2277m where we could see the barn. Sauze’s camera has an amazing lens so got some piccys of it in the distance from the peak.
Sauze had carried a bottle of fizz up the hill for us all so we popped that at the top and had butties and flapjack. Saw one lone Issard on the way up and loads of purple autumn crocuses.
Still a long way to walk after lunch but mainly it was down gradually to the Col de la Serre de Cot and a steepish walk back down to Rouze where Sauze’s car was for a lift back.
Back to the barn, girls braved the river with much noise, hot shower was a better option for us though!!!!
Prosecco began to flow with nibbles on the top terrace, noise levels got louder and then Al cooked us a delicious prawn and anchovy pasta and salad. Some amusing bananagrams going on from the girls whilst Al was cooking.
Chocolate tart with candles had made it’s way down from Chamonix too.
Many a giggle till gone midnight before crashing!!!
A FAB way to spend my birthday. Thank you Al, Sauze and Kate for making it so much fun.